World Cup qualifying: Germany beat Czech Rep, Lewandowski hits hat-trick

Thomas Muller
Thomas Muller has now scored 36 goals in 80 caps for Germany

World champions Germany beat the Czech Republic 3-0 to top Group C in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller scored twice for Joachim Low's side with Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos also on the score sheet.

Muller's club team-mate Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as Poland beat Denmark 3-2 in Group E.

Former Manchester City men Stevan Jovetic and Stefan Savic both netted as Montenegro thrashed Kazakhstan 5-0.

Romania won at Armenia by the same scoreline in the same group, after the hosts were reduced to 10 men through Gor Malakyan's third minute red card.

A surprise scoreline in Group C saw Azerbaijan beat Norway 1-0, with defender Maksim Medvedev the match winner. The result means the Azeris have a 100% record after two games.

Slovenia edged past Slovakia 1-0 to maintain their unbeaten record ahead of their game against England on Tuesday.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands21105234
2France21104134
3Sweden21102114
4Bulgaria210157-23
5Belarus201114-31
6Luxembourg200235-20

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Switzerland22005236
2Faroe Islands21102024
3Portugal21016243
4Latvia210112-13
5Hungary201123-11
6Andorra200207-70

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany22006066
2Azerbaijan22002026
3Northern Ireland21104044
4Czech Rep201103-31
5Norway200204-40
6San Marino200205-50

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales21106244
2Serbia21105234
3Austria21104314
4R. of Ireland21103214
5Georgia200213-20
6Moldova200207-70

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Montenegro21106154
2Romania21106154
3Poland21105414
4Denmark21013303
5Kazakhstan201127-51
6Armenia200206-60

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England22003036
2Scotland21106244
3Slovenia21103214
4Lithuania20203302
5Slovakia200202-20
6Malta200217-60

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albania22004136
2Spain21109184
3Italy21104224
4Israel210134-13
5Macedonia200224-20
6Liechtenstein2002010-100

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium22007076
2Greece22006156
3Bos-Herze21015413
4Estonia210145-13
5Cyprus200205-50
6Gibraltar200218-70

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia21107164
2Iceland21104314
3Ukraine20203302
4Turkey20203302
5Finland201134-11
6Kosovo201117-61
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